Number the Stars, written by Lois Lowry, is the discussion book on Wednesday, April 9, at 12:45 PM at Hawkins Library. In this story, as German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.
Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we read as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.
Kids age 4th grade and older are invited to join in next month by registering at the library, and reading this book by April 9. Book Club kids will get together to share thoughts and talk about what they have read.